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Before Hillary: Women who Fought for the White House

Contenders Composite WomenVictoria Woodhull (left), Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm.

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, she will become the first female President in American history.

Of course you already knew that.

What you may not know is just how many women have applied for that job before.  More than 35 women have run for President of the United States.

In this episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast, we tell the story of three of them: Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Chase Smith, and Shirley Chisholm.

Stay tuned to our podcast for more stories from our series Contenders: Portraits of America’s most Original Presidential Candidates… who never won the White House.

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